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Our oral surgeons can replace one or more teeth with dental implants. Dental implants are often the best option for replacing teeth, whether one or more teeth need replacing. In this blog post, we’ll look at what dental implant professionals can do when only one tooth needs replacing. Replacing One Tooth with a Dental Implant Dental implants are the best option for restoring a missing tooth. Dental implants are …

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Dental implants are made of titanium. When dental implants are placed by an experienced dental implant professional, they are safe, effective, and aesthetically pleasing. They are great replacements for the tooth root as they are durable and sturdy. The technology behind dental implants is sophisticated, so dental implants must be placed by an experienced and trusted dental implant professional, such as an oral surgeon. When placed in the patient’s …

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When deciding between dentures and dental implants, there are a number of factors to take into account. From cost to effectiveness, the differences between dental implants and dentures are great. In this blog post, we’ll examine some of the reasons to choose dental implants over dentures. Cost Effectiveness While dentures have a relatively low up front cost, in the long term, dentures may be less cost effective than dental …

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You’re weighing the choice to go with a crown or denture or going for dental implants. How do you know if dental implants are good for you? You don’t want people to know that your teeth aren’t your natural teeth and you don’t want them to feel any different than your natural teeth. In short, you know you want a natural looking smile with as little hassle as possible. …

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Dental implants are safe and have been proven to be effective for replacing missing teeth when provided by an oral surgeon. Many people may have questions about the safety of the materials that make up the dental implant and the prosthetic, or replacement tooth. As you’ll learn in this blog post, not only is the dental implant surgery safe and predictable, but the materials that go into your dental …

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The Same Day Teeth® procedure is known for the same quality without the waiting time associated with traditional dental implants. One of the ways the Same Day Teeth® procedure differs from traditional dental implants is that the patient receives prosthetics, or new teeth, the same day their dental implants are placed. In this blog post, we’ll look at the role the prosthodontist plays in the Same Day Teeth® procedure. …

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Dental implants are more expensive than removable dental appliances, but many patients feel they are worth the increase in cost. We have helped thousands of patients in the Tampa Bay area with the life changing benefits of dental implants–both Same Day Teeth® and traditional dental implants. Many people have questions regarding the cost of dental implants. Let’s look at dental implant costs in more detail by examining the factors that …

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Dental implants are a great investment. It is difficult to overstate the amount they can improve a patient’s quality of life through an improvement in both aesthetics and function. At our Tampa Bay area offices in Palm Harbor, Trinity, and Spring Hill, Florida, we’ve helps thousands of patients improve their lives with dental implants. The benefits are clear when it comes to dental implants. In this blog post, we’ll …

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Same Day Teeth® is a state-of-the-art result of high technology and masterful skills employed by our oral surgeons in the Tampa Bay area. With Same Day Teeth®, we are able to get the same great results you’ve heard about with traditional dental implants but without the waiting time between the implant and prosthetic being placed. In this blog post, we’ll go over some of the basics of Same Day …

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Same Day Teeth® is the revolutionary protocol that is changing dental implants in the Tampa Bay area. We have locations throughout Tampa Bay in Palm Harbor, Trinity, and Spring Hill. In this blog post, you’ll learn more about Same Day Teeth® and traditional dental implants. To learn more about the other services we offer in our Tampa Bay area locations, visit our services page. Same Day Teeth®: Same Day …

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Restoring the Health and Aesthetics of Your Teeth with Same Day Teeth® Same Day Teeth® is the state-of-the-art protocol for dental implants that gives patients a new smile in just one visit. In this blog post, we’ll look at just how Same Day Teeth® gives patients a new smile in just one visit. With Same Day Teeth®, we are proud to give patients the same great results as we …

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How Does the Prosthodontist Help with Same Day Teeth®? The prosthodontist plays a key role in the dental implants procedure. Whether you’re looking at Same Day Teeth® or traditional dental implants, the work of the prosthodontist is front and center in the patient’s new smile, as they create the prosthetic that must integrate aesthetically with the patient’s natural teeth. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at what …

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Dental Implants Information For over three decades, Coastal Jaw Surgery has served the Tampa Bay area by offering oral surgery, dental implants, Same Day Teeth®, and periodontal services. We have locations in Palm Harbor, Trinity, and Spring Hill for your convenience. We have many resources on our website to help you learn more about the services we provide. In this blog post, we’ll provide a list of some of …

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Dental Implants Information For over three decades, Coastal Jaw Surgery has served the Tampa Bay area by offering oral surgery, dental implants, Same Day Teeth®, and periodontal services. We have locations in Palm Harbor, Trinity, and Spring Hill for your convenience. We have many resources on our website to help you learn more about the services we provide. In this blog post, we’ll provide a list of some of …

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We Offer Periodontal Services in Palm Harbor, Trinity, and Spring Hill Our periodontist meets patients at our offices in Palm Harbor, Trinity, and Spring Hill. We offer a full range of periodontal services including treatment of gum recession, treatment of gummy smile/oral plastic surgery, treatment of periodontal disease (gum disease), minimally traumatic extractions, bone grafting-ridge augmentation, implants, periodontal-orthodontic procedures, sedation dentistry, biopsies, and treatment of peri-implantitis. Learn more about …

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Dental Implants Information For over three decades, Coastal Jaw Surgery has served the Tampa Bay area by offering oral surgery, dental implants, Same Day Teeth®, and periodontal services. We have locations in Palm Harbor, Trinity, and Spring Hill for your convenience. We have many resources on our website to help you learn more about the services we provide. In this blog post, we’ll provide a list of some of …

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We are committed to providing a full range of oral surgery, dental implant, and, now, periodontal services to the communities we already serve in Pinellas, Pasco, and Hernando counties. Our periodontist meets patients at our offices in Palm Harbor, Trinity, and Spring Hill, Florida. A periodontist performs a number of vital services for the oral health of his or her patients. From treating gum recession to oral plastic surgery to …

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What are some of the causes of periodontal disease? Treating periodontal disease falls into our range of periodontal services. Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, may arise from a number of factors ranging from smoking to genetics. Our periodontist is experienced in treating periodontal disease arising from these factors. Today, we’ll take a look at some of the common causes of periodontal disease. Plaque and pathogenic bacteria: Periodontal disease …

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Are there any problems that can arise after dental implants are placed? Unfortunately, there are some problems that can arise in patients with dental implants. If dental implants are not properly maintained, issues with bone and soft tissue can arise and lead to bone loss, implant mobility, and even loss of the dental implant. Peri-implantitis is a term we use to describe a cas such as this. Peri-implantitis must …

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The Technology Behind the Same Day Teeth® Protocol By now, you’ve probably heard about Same Day Teeth®, the revolutionary protocol for dental implants that reduces the time between your implants and new teeth being placed to the same office visit. The technology behind Same Day Teeth® is what makes this procedure so efficient and as quality and long lasting as traditional dental implants. Today, we’ll walk through some of …

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What Periodontal-Orthodontic procedures does Coastal Jaw Surgery perform? Working in conjunction with your orthodontist, there are many ways our periodontist can help get you the best care and results possible with your orthodontic procedure. We offer several periodontal-orthodontic services which we’ll go over in today’s blog post. Periodontally Accelerated Osteogenic Orthodontics/Wilckodontics Periodontally Accelerated Osteogenic Orthodontics, also known as Wilckodontics, involves a combination of periodontal and orthodontic treatment in order …

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Even though dental implants have been widely available for over three decades, many patients are still unaware of their many benefits. At Coastal Jaw Surgery, we place traditional dental implants as well as Same Day Teeth®, we’ll discuss the latter more below. Contact us today for more information on dental implants; for your convenience, we have offices in Palm Harbor, Trinity, and Spring Hill, Florida that offer dental implants, …

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Supporting Structure for Dental Implants If a patient is interested in dental implants or Same Day Teeth®, we must assess their supporting structure: the bone and soft tissue of the mouth. When adequate supporting structure is not available, we look at regenerating bone and soft tissue. In today’s blog post, we’ll explore bone and soft tissue regeneration. Providing Invaluable Support Problems with chewing can arise from loss of hard …

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Reasons for Tooth Extraction There are several reasons teeth may be extracted. Periodontal disease, a fracture, decay, because it is loose, or infection are all possible reasons for tooth extraction. Today, we’ll look at minimally traumatic extractions and site preservation: in other words, tooth extraction and how bone loss arising from tooth extraction is minimized. Minimally Traumatic Extractions and Site Preservation While every attempt is made to save the …

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Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is a leading cause of problems such as tooth loss and may be associated with other chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. Periodontal disease must be taken seriously. In this blog post, we’re going to look at surgical and non-surgical treatment of periodontal disease. First off, let’s take a look at gingivitis and its relationship to periodontitis. If left untreated, gingivitis can advance …

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Wisdom tooth extraction is a common procedure at Coastal Jaw Surgery. At our offices in Palm Harbor, Trinity, and Spring Hill, we’ve seen thousands of patients who have had one or more wisdom teeth removed. Even though the procedure is routine, many patients still have questions and concerns going in. Your doctor will discuss every aspect of your procedure, recovery, and any questions you may have during your consultation. …

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Some people feel their gums appear too long and their teeth appear too short when they smile. A periodontist is able to help with situations like this in which a gummy smile is affecting a patient aesthetically and/or functionally. At Coastal Jaw Surgery in Palm Harbor, Trinity, and Spring Hill, we are equipped to help many patients who want to change their gummy smile. What is a gummy smile? …

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What is a sinus lift and how can it improve your candidacy for dental implants? Sufficient bone density is required to anchor the small titanium posts of dental implants. For a successful dental implant procedure a patient must have adequate bone density in their jaw. Don’t fear if you’ve been told you do not have adequate bone density. Having inadequate bone density does not necessarily disqualify a patient from …

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Gum Recession: Causes and Treatments If you’re experiencing gum recession, you may be concerned with the esthetic and/or health implications. The problems arising from gum recession can be both esthetic and can impact your oral health. There are several causes of gum recession and different ways gum recession can be treated. In this blog post, we’ll go over some of the basics of gum recession: the definition, causes, and …

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Periodontal Services in Palm Harbor, Trinity, and Spring Hill As you know, we welcomed periodontist Dr. Lindsey Pikos Rosati to the practice earlier this year. We are thrilled to be able to further serve the needs of the community by offering periodontal services at Coastal Jaw Surgery in addition to our oral surgery, dental implants, and Same Day Teeth® services. You can read more about Dr. Pikos Rosati and …

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Same Day Teeth® is a dental implants procedure that condenses what would take several visits spaced out over several weeks with traditional dental implants to a single visit. Same Day Teeth® will give you the same excellent results as our traditional dental implants; the only difference is you get to go home with a new smile on the same day your dental implants are placed. Same Day Teeth® is …

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Let us transform your life with Same Day Teeth® Same Day Teeth® is a revolutionary procedure that allows us to place your implants and your new teeth in the same visit. This means you will not experience the waiting associated with traditional dental implants and will enjoy a new smile the same day your implants are placed. The convenience of Same Day Teeth® is just one reason patients have …

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We are proud to announce three new doctors who have joined Coastal Jaw Surgery. We’re sure many of you have already had the pleasure of working with these talented additions to our practice. Learn more about Dr. Kenneth L. Anderson, Dr. Philip J. Hedger, and Dr. Lindsey Pikos Rosati: Oral Surgeon Dr. Kenneth L. Anderson Dr. Kenneth Leroy Anderson, III was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and graduated magna cum laude with …

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Today, we focus in on a couple questions a person interested in Same Day Teeth® may have regarding the procedure and their candidacy for implants. What can prohibit me from being a candidate for Same Day Teeth®? The best way to find out if you qualify for Same Day Teeth® is to schedule a consultation by calling us at 1-800-NEW-LOOK or by using the contact form below to reach …

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If you are nervous about a dental procedure, we can provide various forms of sedation in order to put you more at ease.  Our goal is to make sure you are as comfortable as possible during the procedures. We can further discuss these options at the consultation appointment, but here is a brief description. We offer Nitrous Oxide Sedation, also known as laughing gas. This involves breathing nitrous oxide gas …

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You already know that the Same Day Teeth® procedure is fast; you’ll be able to go home with your new implants and teeth in one office visit. But you may not know the state-of-the-art technology and world class skills that we use to transform smiles with Same Day Teeth®. In this blog post, we look at some of the technologies that power our Same Day Teeth® procedures. The Same Day …

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Our Same Day Teeth® patients can’t say enough about the way Same Day Teeth® has positively impacted their lives. We are so proud to offer this revolutionary service to patients who want to have their implants and new teeth placed in the very same office visit. No more waiting to have your new teeth; you’ll go home with a new smile. Schedule a Same Day Teeth® consultation today by …

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Did you know Coastal Jaw Surgery offers periodontal services? Check out our new Periodontal Services page for a detailed listing of the services we offer. In this blog post, we’re going to give you a brief outline of those services. If you require any of these services, please contact us at 1-800-NEW-LOOK (Outside Florida: 727-877-0011) or use the contact form below to schedule a consultation. Which Periodontal Services Does Coastal …

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The idea that dental implants are prohibitively painful keeps some people from considering the procedure for themselves. Today, we want to dispel the misconception that the dental implant procedure–whether it’s Same Day Teeth® or traditional implants–is painful. We don’t want people to give up on the idea of dental implants–which can be completely life changing–because of fear of pain from the procedure and during the healing process. So, are dental …

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We get a lot of questions about Same Day Teeth® from people who are curious if they qualify as a candidate for the procedure. When compared to traditional implants, it is easy to see why the procedure is so appealing. While with traditional implants, the implant and replacement tooth are placed in the patient’s mouth at different appointments, with Same Day Teeth®, the implants and teeth are placed in …

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One of the top reasons Dr. Pikos and Coastal Jaw Surgery are so well-known and respected in the dental implant and oral surgery community is Dr. Pikos’ commitment to advancing the field through continuing education. Dr. Pikos is known as a doctor’s doctor, a clinician with incredible skills and expertise as well as the desire and ability to teach the latest skills and technologies to other clinicians from around …

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The team here at Coastal Jaw Surgery has helped numerous patients in and around the Tampa Bay area at our offices in Palm Harbor, Trinity, and Spring Hill get healthy and beautiful smiles. In a number of cases, this has been achieved with dental implants, which are artificial tooth roots that secure bridges, dentures, or crowns. Dental implants differ from removable dental appliances in many ways. Dental implants are more expensive …

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We love sharing these follow up stories to show you how happy patients are at every stage in the recovery process. In past blog posts, we’ve talked to patients who are still happy with their dental implants decades after they came to Coastal Jaw Surgery. Today, we’ll share a follow up interview with a traditional dental implants patient, Jim, just 10 days after his procedure. Even though Jim hadn’t …

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In today’s post we discuss how a sinus lift can improve a patient’s candidacy for dental implants. Because patients must have sufficient bone density in their jaws to support dental implants’ tiny titanium posts, often a sinus lift is required. It has been found that the upper back jaw presents the most trouble for dental implant placement since there is often an insufficient amount of bone available. Because the sinuses …

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One of the reasons why Coastal Jaw Surgery is such a well-known and respected center for dental implants and oral surgery is the fact that Dr. Michael A. Pikos is the founder and CEO of Pikos Institute, a state-of-the-art facility where dental clinicians from around the globe come to learn the latest dental implant and oral surgery skills and technologies. Dr. Pikos’ commitment to advancing the field of implant …

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The lead up to a dental implant procedure can be scary. Anxiety over the fear of the unknown can be the worst part of the entire procedure. Your surgeon will demystify the whole process with you when you meet with him or her in the consultation and any appointments leading up to your procedure. However, sometimes fear of the unknown keeps people from calling to make that initial consultation appointment. …

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Cleft lip and cleft palate are among the most common birth defects, affecting about two out of every 1,000 babies born. Cleft palate surgery normalizes function and appearance and can help a child avoid potentially serious health issues. A cleft lip or cleft palate may occur individually in children or may occur together. They can involve either side of the face and sometimes both sides, and they range in severity. Repairing a cleft …

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Here at Coastal Jaw Surgery, we’ve helped numerous patients in and around the Tampa Bay area at our offices in Palm Harbor, Trinity, and Spring Hill improve their oral aesthetics and health. Among the many life-changing procedures we perform are pathology and biopsy services. As with many other conditions and diseases of the oral cavity, the chances of successful treatment of oral cancer are much better if it is detected in …

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Since wisdom tooth removal is recommended for adults aged 15-24 to preserve their oral health, we see many wisdom teeth removal patients at our offices in Palm Harbor, Trinity, and Spring Hill. There are a few reasons why wisdom teeth may need to be removed. The third molars can often erupt at an awkward angle and affect the alignment of the rest of the teeth. Some fail to erupt at all, …

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Tooth extraction is a common procedure we perform at our Palm Harbor, Trinity, and Spring Hill offices. Often tooth extraction is something that will occur before another oral surgery or dental implant procedure. For example, a tooth extraction may be followed up with a dental implant to restore full dental health and aesthetics. In other instances, a tooth extraction may be all that is needed to restore oral health. In the …

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What a pleasure it is to catch up with patients like Nancy. In this Patient Profile, we interview former patient Nancy about her dental implants experience. Like many patients, Nancy was nervous about the dental implants procedure, namely the pain. Visiting Coastal Jaw Surgery and meeting Dr. Michael A. Pikos eased her mind as she knew she was in the right place. Watch more Success Stories here. Nancy explains …

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At Coastal Jaw Surgery, we’re proud to offer state-of-the-art solutions for tooth loss and other serious dental problems. In the past, the best option for major tooth loss was a removable dental bridge or denture. Advances in techniques and technology led to the development of dental implants, artificial tooth roots to support dental appliances. We are at the forefront of these advances, providing our patients with a revolutionary procedure called Same Day …

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We love following up with patients decades later to find that they are still pleased with their decision to get dental implants at Coastal Jaw Surgery. Maurice is one of the many success stories we’ve had the pleasure of revisiting in our Patient Profiles series. When Maurice’s public speaking was affected by his teeth, he decided to see Dr. Pikos. 27 years later, at 94 years old, Maurice is still …

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Tooth loss is a dental complication that can have a significant impact on a person’s oral health. Whether a single tooth has gone missing or multiple teeth have been lost, the effects on adjacent teeth can be serious. Missing teeth can jeopardize oral functions, compromise the aesthetics of the smile, and even weaken the jawbone. Because of the many disadvantages of tooth loss, it is important that patients address …

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Dr. Michael A. Pikos stopped by The Wellness Hour to discuss Same Day Teeth® and other dental implants topics. The full episode is available to watch online as well as individual segments of the show. Dr. Pikos does a fantastic job explaining how Same Day Teeth® is such a superior treatment option to others out there as well as why dental implants are preferable (and comparable in cost) to …

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Gum recession refers to the loss of gum tissue. Typically this happens as a result of periodontal disease or trauma to the gums (e.g., injury, aggressive brushing, teeth grinding), which causes more of a tooth’s root structure to be exposed. When a person is missing a tooth or multiple teeth, they may lose some of the their gum tissue since there is no longer a root structure for the …

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As people age and the teeth begin to wear down, most expect that they will experience some minor cosmetic flaws. However, many are not expecting that they will have to deal with missing teeth. Unfortunately, adult tooth loss is far more common than most people imagine. There are several factors that contribute to adult tooth loss, making it one of the most common oral health problems for adults. Dr. …

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Missing teeth can make basic activities like chewing, speaking, and smiling difficult. Unfortunately, traditional prostheses often shift in your mouth, look unnatural, or require foul-tasting adhesives to remain in place. To revitalize and repair your smile, Dr. Michael A. Pikos and our team of experienced oral surgeons utilize dental implants. We place these titanium posts within your jawbone, where they integrate with your natural tissue to form a solid …

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The team at Coastal Jaw Surgery has helped address major dental health issues affecting numerous patients in and around the Tampa region. We perform routine and advanced oral surgery procedures, which can improve dental health and total wellness. Part of our oral surgery services include proper diagnosis of serious dental health problems. This can be achieved through a biopsy. Let’s consider these matters in a bit more detail. Oral …

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Here at Coastal Jaw Surgery, we take pride in offering our patients some of the finest dental surgery in the region. We focus on high-quality care that is safe and effective, with an emphasis on patient education so everyone we help knows what to expect and how we are enhancing their wellness. We’ve received a number of questions about bone regeneration and grafting along the jawline and gumline. It’s with …

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Here at Coastal Jaw Surgery, we want to help our patients smile with renewed confidence and improved dental health. Many times that means performing oral surgery to address problems with the jawbone and gum tissue. These kinds of procedures are sometimes crucial as a way to prep patients for dental implants and other kinds of procedures. With that in mind, we would like to take a moment to consider the …

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When patients visit Coastal Jaw Surgery, they know that they are in great hands. Our team of advanced dental care specialists are among the finest in the Tampa area, and we have achieved excellent results when it comes to placing dental implants to address problems with missing teeth. Let’s take a moment right now to consider how dental implants can be used to treat a single missing tooth as …

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The team here at Coastal Jaw Surgery has helped numerous patients in and around the Tampa Bay Area at our offices in Palm Harbor, Trinity, and Spring Hill get healthy and beautiful smiles. In a number of cases, this has been achieved with dental implants, which are artificial tooth roots that secure bridges, dentures, or crowns. Dental implants are more expensive than removable dental appliances, but many patients feel they …

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Contrary to what many believe, it is possible to go through life without having to have one’s wisdom teeth removed. However, if these molars that erupt in the back of the mouth, usually between the ages of 17 and 24, cause pain or oral health problems, then a person may have to undergo wisdom tooth removal. Wisdom teeth can be the cause of severe problems in the mouth. For example, …

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As people age and the teeth begin to wear down, most expect that they will experience some minor cosmetic flaws. However, many are not expecting that they will have to deal with missing teeth. Unfortunately, adult tooth loss is far more common than most people imagine. There are several factors that contribute to adult tooth loss, making it one of the most common oral health problems for adults. Dr. …

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This month, Dr. Michael A. Pikos was honored once again by Dentistry Today magazine as a leader in CE. From all of us at Coastal Jaw Surgery, we want to say how proud we are of Dr. Pikos’ continued passion for education and learning. As we enter the 27th year of Pikos Institute, we look forward to a new year of excellence in patient care and continuing education. Dr. Pikos’ influence in the …

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Today we’re going to explain the basics of Same Day Teeth®, a revolutionary procedure that gets rid of the typical waiting associated with traditional dental implant procedures. With Same Day Teeth® old teeth are removed, implants are placed, and her new teeth are inserted–in the same visit. Same Day Teeth® gives patients a new smile without the waiting associated with the traditional dental implant process. Usually, when a patient requires dental …

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Karen from Bradenton, Florida shares her experience at Coastal Jaw Surgery in this Success Story. We are honored that Karen chose to trust us with her smile. We sat down with Karen to discuss her implants and how her life has changed after she What were some of your dental problems and how did they affect you? I had a six-tooth bridge and it broke like three times, and …

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In the first week of October, despite the threat of Hurricane Matthew looming offshore, doctors from all over the world arrived at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes to expand their knowledge of dental implants and oral surgery from 12 master clinicians. Pikos Symposium is known the world over in the field of dental implants as a must-attend event. For four days, oral surgeons gathered to learn from Dr. Michael A. Pikos and …

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